South African Centre for Carbon Capture & Storage

 



SA Carbon Capture Utilization & Storage 

SACCCS a division of SANEDI is mandated by the Department of Mineral Resources and Energy (DMRE) to build needed technical capacity in the field of Carbon Capture Utilization and Storage (CCUS) to prepare for the implementation of CCUS in South Africa. SANEDI commenced with the preparation for the Pilot CO 2 Storage Project, which is currently ongoing. In parallel with the research into geological sequestration, SANEDI is also investigating South Africa’s potential for capture and utilization of CO 2 Read More. Read More...



  


Advocacy and Communication 

For CCUS to be fully considered as part of South Africa’s energy strategy, and climate change mitigation actions, the Centre is committed to engaging stakeholders and providing them with information about the basic principles around the CCUS technology as well as benefits and potential risks of its application. The engagement of stakeholders and advocating for CCUS implementation enables joint research, capacity building thus transferring knowledge of the technology, as well as promotes public-private partnerships and collaboration Read More  





ANNOUNCEMENTS 

CCUS Project Moves to Council for GeoScience  


 

The Minister of Mineral Resources and Energy, announced a resolution to appoint the Council for Geoscience (CGS) as the implementing state agency for the Carbon Capture Utilisation and Storage (CCUS) programme, previously implemented by the South African National Energy Development Institute (SANEDI). The change was brought about to streamline the State-Owned Entities and to accelerate the implementation of the project under the CGS mandate to undertake geological work in South Africa. The acceleration will address the growing international concerns regarding climate change. 


Therefore, all SACCCS/CCUS media platforms will no longer be maintained/updated as of 1 October 2020.


For updates on the CCUS project developments kindly contact Council for GeoScience. 


 

COVID- 19 and Social Distancing 

Following President Cyril Ramaphosa’s call for responsible social distancing to try and flatten the curve. As the outbreak of COVID-19 continues to spread across South Africa and remains at the top of the agenda for businesses nationally and internationally SANEDI has put measures in place for the safety of our employees and stakeholders. We have implemented a work from home protocol, allowing all our employees to work from home for business continuity and staying safe. Our office will remain open. This arrangement is effective from Thursday, 26 March. 

Our office is monitoring the outbreak and its impact on our employees and stakeholders. Please be assured that during this time of risk mitigation the SANEDI – CCUS services will remain unaffected unless constrained by social distancing requirements.  

Warm Regards
SACCCS Team



NEWS


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21/04/2020

By The Numbers: How Carbon Capture Could Contribute To Decarbonization [Infographic]

Curbing emissions has become a key priority for the energy sector, which has its sights set on developing new technologies to help break industry’s reliance on fossil fuels.

As part of this quest, Carbon Capture Utilization and Storage (CCUS) is fast becoming an essential tool in the race to decarbonize coal and gas-fired power plants and heavy industry applications. CCUS prevents CO2 emissions from these processes reaching the atmosphere. Once captured, the carbon is either used as a resource or securely stored deep underground.

Written by Johnny Wood
For more information [https://www.forbes.com/sites/mitsubishiheavyindustries/2020/04/21/by-the-numbers-how-carbon-capture-could-contribute-to-decarbonization-infographic/#14cbfefb6dad]



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